Blogeeeeees! What up?
It’s Women in Cannabis Wizendsday and I’m super excited to introduce you to another dope #WCW, LaTorie Marshall!! She let me dive right into her journey and views on people of color in cannabis, and much more. She’s charismatic, knowledgeable, and hilarious!
Take a listen to our conversation below!
She is a mom, educator, chef, holistic nutritionist, cultivator and cannabis advocate for the socially and economically disadvantaged. Born in Washington D.C., and being the last child of 17, Torie comes from a household where the cannabis plant was no hidden secret from her, but away that some family members unknowingly self-medicated due to PTSD. Making her first MIP in 1998, it wasn’t until 2014 when Torie’s cousin was in her final stage of ovarian cancer. The hospital said that they would keep her comfortable because she wasn’t expected to make it through the night. Noticing thrush in her cousin’s mouth, Torie asked the doctor if she could bring infused neem oil and coconut oil to wipe her mouth out, the hospital agreed. Not only did her cousin make it through the night, but she was coherent and able to drink and talk for the week until her transition. She made Torie promise to share her cannabis knowledge with others, and that’s when We BAKED was born.
We BAKED LLC, which stands for We Bring Awareness & Knowledge Educating Demographics, is a pending 501(c) (3) that educates the public about cannabis (medicinally, socially and economically). Torie has worked alongside WFWP, Magical Butter, Tony Lewis Jr., Women Grow and she has lobbied with MCBA and NORML. She has been mentored by Wanda L. James and is currently interning at National Holistic Healing Center, which is the only black owned dispensary in our Nation’s Capital, ran by Dr. Chanda Macias who is also a great mentor to her. In conjunction with her co-
founders and business partners of We BAKED, BudKist and Delphine DeKab Eats, she has catered and/or cooked for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Redman, The Weed for Warriors projects, Charlo Greene and Tank and The Bangas to name a few. She has been interviewed by Estrohaze, The Cannabist, Weed.Women.WiFi and The
Washington Post. Torie’s personal goal is to help anyone that has been mentally, socially or economically affected by the War on Drugs, and to turn the negative narrative of the cannabis plant around.
Info for Torie:
IG/Facebook/Twitter: We Baked